One of the things that makes Spring Lake, NJ unique is the wealth of gorgeous, turn-of-the-century (that’s the 20th century) homes and two miles of pristine beaches. You could spend a day just walking through the area learning about the history of Spring Lake and enjoying the view. While you’re out, you should drop by the Spring Lake Historical Society museum at the corner of Warren and Fifth, on the top floor of Spring Lake’s Borough Hall, built-in 1897. The space the museum makes its home is unusually elaborate, and served as a Masonic meeting room in the 1950s. This gives the museum itself an intimate, ornate quality, rich in architectural details.
Bring along your golf clubs as there are a number of local courses, each offering its own unique challenges.The Bel-Aire and Spring Meadow courses are close by. Bel-Aire is 9 holes and perfect for some post-breakfast exercise, while Spring Meadow is 18 and usually requires guests to reserve tee times 7 days in advance.
If tennis is more your style, bring your racket and head to nearby Divine Park, across the street from the Third Avenue shopping district. It has two courts hiding among the ancient sycamore trees. You can also enjoy the trail that surrounds Spring Lake New Jersey and all the beautiful views it provides. Fishing is permitted at the lake and is stocked each spring with several species of gamefish. You can also surf fish along the beach.